An image of Dish

Kalong ware

(Thailand  – )

Dish

Location
Not on display
Further information

The northern Thai kilns of Kalong lie in the valley of Vieng Papao to the west of Chiang Mai, which was the capital of the Lan Na kingdom. Whilst the various kilns of northern Thailand are usually described within the context of the Lan Na kingdom, their regional styles did not conform to an imperial standard.
Unlike the Sukhothai and Sawankhalok kilns further south which exported wares to maritime Southeast Asia, Lan Na wares were made to support a large domestic market. They were probably also traded with commercial centres to the north like Vientiane in Laos. It is probable that all northern kilns ceased production around 1558 when the city of Chiang Mai was sacked by the Burmese king Bayinnaung, who relocated artisans to principalities north of Thailand.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2014

Place of origin
Kalong, Northern Thailand, Thailand
Period
Thailand: Lanna period 1200–1500
Year
15th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
earthenware
Dimensions
20.5 cm diam.
Credit
Purchased 1989
Accession number
87.1989